Answer: It turns out that choosing a hypothetical family from the world of literature is much harder than it sounds. For your convenience, we’ve included links to any of the below novels we’ve reviewed.
- Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird) – Atticus is the greatest dad in all of literature. We imagine Atticus will make quite a few lists today, so if he’s already overcommitted, we’d consider him for some kind of mentor role instead.
- Molly Weasley (Harry Potter series) – Okay, she’s a little overprotective, but when it comes to fighting for her family, few can compare. Her magical skills would always keep housework interesting and as long as her listening to Celestina Warbeck could be minimized, she’d make a great mom. Also, we’d have to respectfully decline any homemade sweaters.
- Bilbo (The Hobbit) – We can’t think of anything more exciting than heading over to Grandpa Baggins house and hearing his exciting tales. Frodo would be another cool grandpa, except we can’t picture Elijah Wood aging. We also think Bilbo might be a little more sufficient in the storytelling department.
- Agnes (David Copperfield) – We’ve read about her considerable work as a loyal friend and daughter, we can only imagine how great she’d be as a sister.
- Firedrake (Dragon Rider) – Most families would be content with a dog, a cat, or a few fish, but personally, we’d prefer a dragon. Firedrake would be perfect - good with children, high marks for home defense, and a convenient alternative to airline travel.
- Jo (Little Women) – Jo is a proven great sister. She’d be fun to have around the house and we’d always be anxious to read her next literary endeavor. Plus if necessary, she’d sacrifice her hair for the family.
- The Walker children (Swallows and Amazons) – Actually, if it’s agreeable with all parties, we’d just assume enter into the walker family. Specifically, we want to go on one of their adventures to Wildcat Island. We’d be willing to put up significant collateral for this privilege.
- Ben (Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD!) – While the lack of modern amenities associated with castle living would prevent us from taking up any kind of permanent residence here, it would be super cool to spend a long weekend with Uncle Ben at his Landover estate.
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